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How Often Should I Have A "Scale And Clean" And Why?

The average person should have a scale and clean at least once every six to twelve months.

Annual scaling and cleaning of teeth by your dentist removes plaque and calculus which builds up under and around the gum line of each tooth. Unfortunately regular brushing alone doesn’t stop the build up of plaque and calculus altogether. If left untreated for too long it can lead to gum disease and eventually tooth loss. More than half of all people over the age of 18 have at least the early stages of gum or periodontal disease. After the age of 35 about three out of four people are affected. Early stages of the disease are persistent bad breath generally noticed by those who come into close contact with you followed by red and swollen gums and occasional bleeding after brushing.

The good news is that regular professional cleaning by your dentist will remove the plaque and calculus build up and that periodontal disease is treatable in early stages. What’s more, you will also eliminate that “bad breath syndrome” and catch any decay in its early stages when it’s cheaper and easier to fix.